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Feb 11, 2011 8:00pm EST
the 2012 presidential nomination. >> it's an all-important must-have for us is this -- making barack obama a one-term president. >> president obama has stood over the greatest job loss in modern american history and that is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this president throughout history. >> covering this remarkable week yochi dreazen, tom gjelten of the n.p.r. and dan balz of "the washington post." >> covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association corporate journal. and funding provided by -- >> we know why we're here, to connect our forces when they need it. to help troops see danger before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to protect who serve. that's why we're here. >> a line is a powerful thing. it connects the global economy to your living room, cleaner air to stronger markets. factory floors to less crowded roads. today's progress to tomorrow's promise. nor folk southern, one line, infinit
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
to be proud. this is an event being watched across the entire world. a short time ago president obama said egypt would never be the same. >> president obama has not always kept pace with a fast- moving crisis, but has thrown his moral authority behind the demonstrators. >> the people of egypt has spoken. egypt will never be the same. by stepping down president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunter for change. they have made it clear nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the dead. >> what a difference a few -- carried the day. >> americans and british were worried things would turn ugly. david cameron made a clear the army must hold onto power. >> those who run egypt have a duty to reflect the wishes of the egyptian people. there must be a move to democratic rule. >> people celebrated on the streets. there were far worse in his gaza. many are hoping for an egyptian government less friendly towards israel. >> [unintelligible] >> no celebration-televisa. many are concerned egypt is changing. >> it is not good for israel because it will create a state of uncertainty in the
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Feb 18, 2011 8:30pm EST
of the entitlements. obama is right to -- on the continuing resolution. but then when we resolve that issue -- and i think we will resolve it in some way -- then you have to buy nature get to entitlements. >> you can have a debate -- >> they know it. they are starting to acknowledge it. >> the president said the republicans' cuts are too deep and it threatens a veto. >> let's use a scalpel. let's not use a machete. >> house speaker john boehner says if the president does not cut deeply, republicans will. >> for the last two years since the president has taken off as the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in it, so be it. we are broke. >> so what? >> they are fighting over this 12%. it the whole game is elsewhere. but like the two political parties -- both the republicans and democrats, while the rest of the country is saying we have a problem with the debt but the two political parties -- >> they are fighting about -- >> maybe they will get to it but they did not show -- >> they are writing about subsidies for poor people and heating in the nort
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Feb 4, 2011 11:30pm EST
as a boy living in a household under a core corrupt dictator, president suharto. if you look at obama's first memoir there is quite searing accounts of his stepfather talking to him about this being a land of cruelty where weak people are killed by strong people. and you can konl imagine the young obama listening to this. >> rose: finally this evening we go from he lipt-- egypt to the american economy with austan goolsbee. we close this evening by looking ahead at sunday's super bowl with boomer. max rodenbeck, david ignatius, miguele dunne, austan goolsbee when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new
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Feb 27, 2011 9:30am EST
funding for to the contrary provided by... >> this week on to the contrary, the obama administration comes out for gay marriage. then, are majority female unions being unfairly besieged in state and national budget battles? behind the headlines former network news anchor carole simpson on racism and sexism in the media. >> hello i'm bonnie erbe welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, gay marriage. in a move this week with implications for the 2012 presidential race, the obama administration says it will no longer defend the defense of marriage act or doma. the act defines marriage as only available to a man and a woman. it denies marriage based federal benefits to same sex married couples. u.s. attorney general holder deems the 15-year-old federal law unconstitutional. the decision is caution quite a stir on capitol hill with some republicans calling it political. during his 2008 presidential campaign, president obama said he did not support the right of gay couples to marry. and now he reveals his positio
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Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
with this parliament. >> as many prepare with another night on the streets, barack obama says he wants change in egypt to start now. >> in light of what has happened over the last two weeks, going back to the old ways is not gone to work. -- doubling to work. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- per month names its first civilian president in half a century, but he is a former army general. and on the rocks. the true story of the shipwreck called whiskey galore. hello to you. it had not been one of egypt's protesters promise, a day of departure, but an 11th day of demonstration has seen hundreds of thousands in the streets urging president mubarak and his government to go now. the bbc is sold the vice- president is expected to meet leading opposition figures within days. the muslim brotherhood has told us they will not attend while he is in power. protesters still plan regular demonstrations, but people are being encouraged to go home. >> the evening from cairo. today, the scene of running
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Feb 17, 2011 12:00am EST
>> president obama's budget has drawn fire. we will continue the conversation about how the u.s. deals with a mounting budget. ne-yo "battle of los angeles". james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: senator kirsten gillibrand is serving her first term in the u.s. senate from new york. holding the seat held by hillary clinton. she is a member of the senate armed forces committee. an important committee these days. she joins us from washington. an honor to have you on this program. >> it is my privilege. thank you for including me. tavis: i believe budgets are moral documents. jay-z puts it this
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Feb 18, 2011 6:00pm EST
been shaken in the region with these pro- democracy protests. >> it is the first veto by the obama administration, but to many people, it looked like american business as usual, really. >> you had the administration coming in and promising better relations with the muslim world. you also had president obama, his rhetoric -- very strongly, lately, behind the pro-democracy demonstrators, behind the rule of law in the arab world. that was his rhetoric that the arab protesters world, but the decisive action he has taken that b.c. is to defend israel in the security council on an issue like settlements, where, frankly, the united states was very isolated. there were 14 votes for the resolution. that is everybody else on the security council. the resolution was co-sponsored by some 130 countries. there's almost no other issue there is greater consensus, and americans stood out today as being isolated in their veto of the resolution. >> many thanks for that. the bbc has obtained new information that questions whether mi5 could have done more to prevent the london bombings in 2005. the inq
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Feb 13, 2011 9:30am EST
on "to the contrary:" first lady michelle obama gets frank about her family's faith. then, new research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science. behind the headlines: why every little girl wants to be a princess. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the first family and religion. some americans want the obamas to set the record straight about their religious beliefs and practices. this week mrs. obama said the first family participates in church and has a spiritual life. she also said the president prays daily and often consults ministers by phone. but mrs. obama would not disclose whether she has a spiritual adviser. despite many proclamations about being christian, president obama's religion has been debated nationally since he became a canned kate date for national office. just last summer, one in five americans believed he was a muslim and close to half of americans were unsure about the president's religious beliefs. only 34% believed the president is christian. a
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Feb 4, 2011 12:35am EST
living. [applause] tavis: president obama, of course, last week in the state of the union address talking about the need for american innovation. we begin our look at the state of the u.s. technology with gary shapiro president and c.e.o. of the consumer electronic association and the driving force behind the annual consumer technology showcase known as the c.e.s. he's also author of the new text "the comeback. how innovation will restore the american dream." good to have you then the program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: did you and president opaw ma coordinate this, your book about "the comeback" and his speech, did you coordinate this? >> i was overwhelmed with people noting the similarities, i'm fortunate in the timing. but the message is our nation is in trouble and our secret sauce is innovation. tavis: why do we think innovation is the way forward. >> we are in trouble financially, we have three choices, raise taxes, cut spending or grow. i like to focus on growth. there's a lot of talk about the other two. think about who we are as a nation and what we do. most of us are imm
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Feb 25, 2011 8:30pm EST
. >> the obama administration decides not to defend the defense of marriage act. >> the president's position has been consistent. he has opposed it as unnecessary and unfair. >> meet the next mayor of chicago. >> thank you, chicago, for this humbling victory. all i can say, you sure know how to make a guy feel at home. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a couple of thoughts as we begin in today's discussion. number one, elections have consequences, and two, it is no longer your father's labor movement. last fall, elections but republicans and eight governor's offices and majorities in statehouses across the midwest. union members are feeling the consequences of those elections. in wisconsin, gov. scott walker has come up with a plan that would strip collective bargaining rights for most public workers. here is a tea party member. >> personally, i don't believe in unions. they will be the death of this country, and i am tired of paying their benefits. >> imagine what the country would be like without any unions. corporate america would rule this country. the work
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Feb 4, 2011 7:00pm EST
officials today. and president obama talked of a transition that begins now. he spoke after meeting with canadian prime minister stephen harper at the white house. >> i believe that president mubarak care bses history country, he is crowd but he is also a patriot. and what i have suggested to him is that he needs to consult with those who are around him in his government. he needs to listen to what's being voiced by the egyptian people. and make a judgement about a pathway forward that is orderly. but that is meaningful and serious can. and i believe that he's already said that he's to the going to run for re-election. this is somebody whose's been in power for a very long time in egypt. having made that psychological break, that decision that he will not be running again, i think the most important for him to ask himself, for the egyptian government to ask itself as well as the opposition to ask itself is how do we make that transition effective, and lasting and legitimate. and as i said before, that's not a decision ultimately the united states makes or any country outside of egyp
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Feb 4, 2011 8:30pm EST
pro- government thugs. after talking with president mubarak earlier this week, president obama said this. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian of voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair. >> free and fair elections. what are the odds of that happening, charles? >> i think rather good, as long as the army still intact, as long as they're not dragged into one side of the other, it remains a guarantor of the state, an -- market will be gone sooner or later, but it is the one institution that -- mubarak will be gone sooner or later, but it is the one institution that could midwife a transition to elections, parliamentary and presidential. >> mark? >> surveys show that the one institution that is trusted and respected by americans is the military, and that it could be the savior in egypt as well as the hope, perhaps the best hope. democracy is unpredictable. we know that. mark these are wonderfully predictable. -- monarchies are o
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Feb 11, 2011 8:30pm EST
. >> president obama tries to patch things up with big business. >> if you are trying to decide whether to invest or spend, you don't know what is coming at you. >> two more senators decide to pack it in, webb and kyl. and a congressman resigns. the owner of the washington redskins as a s -- as he has been smeared and maligned and slander. he is suing. >> what's wrong is wrong and that is what it is all about. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> mubarak steps down and hands over power to the egyptian military. what happens next? we don't know for sure, nobody knows for sure. we have the scene in tahrir square after the announcement was made. people absolutely overjoyed at this news. mubarak was still in power as of early friday morning. he had moved from cairo to at shamr el-sheikh. but he finally got the message and step down. apparently what he did was axed a constitutional. he handed it over to the military. i don't know what this means. what is next to the egyptian people? who can say, charles? >> well, look, the army was always the key element in all of this.
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Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
. president obama made the case today for his 2012 budget, and called on both parties to prepare for tough decisions about social security, medicare and medicaid. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, on capitol hill, republicans called for slashing this year's spending. david chalian walks us through the politics of today's debate. >> woodruff: and we talk to freshman senator and tea party leader rand paul, who says neither party is going far enough. >> i don't think we're on a path towards balancing the budget. we're not a path towards reducing the debt. we're on a path towards exploding the debt on both sides, democrat and republican. >> ifill: then, we look at the ripple effect from egypt's uprising, as protesters take to the streets in bahrain and yemen. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown zeroes in on the moves by the government of iran to crack down on demonstrators. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a colorado clinic helping diabetes patients stave off the devastating consequences of the disease. >> we're winning the war because we see less long-term complicatio
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Feb 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
overtake them. in fact one u.s. official said it's been a real crawl, walk, run toward the obama administration trying to catch up with events. >> charlie: we conclude with bill keillor executive editor of "the new york times" talking about wikileaks and events in egypt. >> it's has some immediate impact and to the extent that what's happening in the streets of egypt, many of the egyptians say they were inspired by what happened in tunisia and had a second -- secondary effect. >> charlie: our conversation with annette benning will be shown next week. wikileaks, next. maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: in egypt today there was a d
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Feb 7, 2011 7:00pm EST
of negotiations aimed at ending the uprising. >> brown: then we look at president obama's outreach to corporate america in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> but i want to be clear. even as we make america the best place on earth to do business, businesses also have a responsibility to america. >> ifill: judy woodruff talks to actress and playwright anna deveare smith about her one- woman play on facing the end of life. >> i say that it is about the vulnerability of the human body, the resilience of the spirit, the price of care. >> brown: and we examine aol's big buy of the web site the huffington post, with arianna huffington and aol chief tim armstrong. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial prof
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
have a new friend. after days of hesitation, president obama has thrown his weight behind their causation that passion and dignity was an inspiration to the world. >> the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear, we hear your voices. >> today's violence is a challenge to the orderly change the west wants. in london, the prime minister flanked by the u.n.'s ban ki-moon condemned it. >> if it turned out that the regime that be tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable. >> that was echoed in washington where they called the violence outrageous, deploreable. >> if any of the violence was instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> before the trouble fled. president obama spoke to president mubarak for half a an hour. he was direct and candid and his message was the time for change is now. how soon is that? the president's press secretary had a way of putting it. now is yesterday. officials are blunt. they want mubarak to go as soon as possible. for 30 years, the parade of american presidents
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Feb 11, 2011 7:00pm EST
obama got the news about mubarak as he was having a meeting in the oval office. later, he emerged to say egyptians have inspired the world with the moral force of non-violence and peaceful change. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard and egypt will never be the same. by stepping down president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunger for change. but this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's the beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead. and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers. the word tahrir means liberation. it is a word that speaks to that something in our souls that cries out for freedom. and forever more it will remind us of the egyptian people, of what they did, of the things that they stood for, and how they changed their country and in doing so, changed the world. >> lehrer: the joyful scenes in egypt quickly spread across the middle east and around the world. in beirut, lebanon, and in gaza, people poured into the streets, singing, dancing and setting off firewo
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Feb 18, 2011 7:00pm EST
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Feb 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
of president hosni mubarak. the obama administration has been struggling to keep pace with the rapidly changing events. secretary of state hillary clinton told a european security conference on saturday those of us who are trying to make helpful offers of assistance and suggestions for how to proceed are still at the end on the outside looking in. joining me now by phone from cairo is "new york times" columnist in roger cohen. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so tell me where we are at this monday late night in cairo. >> well, today the government, president hosni mubarak, seemed to be reasserting control, at least to some degree. cairo had an air of greater normalcy. there was more traffic, banks open at least for a couple of hours and the government immediately put through a 15% pay rise, the government workers, in an attempt to calm things. but the protests atta rear square continue with many, many thousands of people still in the square and the standoff remains. the protestors who insist that hosni mubarak, president of 30 years, must go now and mubarak seemingly increasingly supported by we
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Feb 18, 2011 11:30pm EST
obama. that is to me the key political fact in the country, that coalition. if that weren't there, hillary clinton f she were still senator of this state up in new york would be the lightning rod for every middle east problem, every economic problem. she would be the way ted kennedy was back with jimmy carter. the party would be split. and the fact that it is not split i think is key to its success, and its possibility of winning a significant re-election. if they weren't united as they are, i don't think they would be winning next time. >> rose: do you think if she was in the senate now. >> the things that have happened she might be positions herself to challenge. >> not to challenge but even if she didn't, she would be positioned to inevitably play the role of critic because it would just come to her it would be the automatic role for somebody like that. and as it is, because she's part of the team and done this perfect job so far, bill clinton's part of the team, it's really that, i don't know if i said this before to you, but i think it reminded me of ago an alda and jimmy smi
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Feb 22, 2011 6:30pm EST
for your time. >> thank you very much. a pleasure. >> tom: president obama headed to the heartland today, listening to small business owners at a cleveland, ohio, forum. calling them the backbone of the american economy, the president asked for their ideas on how uncle sam can make it easier for small businesses to grow. the president said, "when our small businesses do well, america does well." >> you're the anchors of our main streets-- small businesses built by folks who live and work in the community and look out for one another that end up determining success or failure of cities and towns. >> tom: president obama also used today's event to announce a.o.l. co-founder steve case is joining the new jobs and competitiveness panel. case will lead the start-up america partnership promoting entrepreneurship. >> susie: citigroup shares tumbled almost 5% today, the most active stock on the big board. investors sold shares on word that the trustee for victims of bernie madoff's fraud has targeted citigroup. in a suit filed in december but unsealed this week, trustee irving picard claims citi
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Feb 25, 2011 8:00pm EST
're trying to destroy collective bargainingful gwen: and president obama reverses himself on gay marriage but not completely. covering this eventful week martha raddatz of abc news. major garrett of the national journal. and karen tumulty of "the washington post" and pete williams of nbc news. >> covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. produced in association with national journal. in association by -- >> we know why we're here to connect our forces when they need it. >> to help troops see the danger before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to protect and serve. >> that's why we're here. >> a lion is a powerful thing. it connects the global economy to your living room, cleaner air to stronger markets, factory floors to less crowded roads. today's progress to tomorrow's promise. norfolk southern. >> corporate funding is also provided by prudential financial. additional funding for "washington week" is provided by the ann
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Feb 26, 2011 12:30am EST
who helped put us behind. tavis: what is there finally for a president obama or any president coming after him, to learn about not missing your moment historically? >> i think presidents or the sum total of all their experiences. i think that president obama and most presidents dealing in the modern era have the benefit of the civil rights movement, all different types of engagement with the population about rights and what the president needs as a leader in those areas. i think looking to history is imported to sort of not repeat the mistakes that people made in the past, and that is the value of history. i think that obama, from what i know of him, is a very careful student of history and understands the role that he has to play there. the terrible thing about johnson is that it is not that one man controls everything. but the president is a symbol. he exercises real power but also symbolic power. to have this person at the moment when they are trying to transform black lives to get up and say essentially, no, hold the line against that, he played a pivotal role in setting as back.
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
denied that his regime were supporters were responsible for it. he told me that president obama had not asked for him to go immediately. he said that he thought president obama was a very good man. but he said, "i told obama, you do not understand egyptian culture and what would happen if i step down right now." again he said, "if i resign today, there will be chaos and the muslim brotherhood will take over." he remains at the presidential palace with his family. there have been widespread rumors that they had fled, perhaps to london or dubai. but we saw them there. president mubarak told me, "i would never run away from this country. i will die on the soil." and he defended his legacy, recounting the many years he spent serving the country. >> president mubarak has made a number of concessions since the uprising took hold, many of which might have been amazing in the old egypt. our world affairs editor considers what options now remain open to him. >> 40 years at the top of egyptian politics, 30 of them as president. mubarak has been america's top asset in the middle east. he has b
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Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
into that economy, certainly. as the handwriting has appeared on the walls, president obama continues to inch forward. so, now the die is cast, right? he is going to go? >> by the time that people see this it may well have been announced already. this has been a very tricky problem for the obama administration and the bush administration. egypt is our closest ally in the arab world. a big, strong military that matters to us. it is vital for defense in that part of the world. we tread gingerly when it comes to egypt. in the end it is a mistake to think that this is about us. there has been a lot of criticism against president obama in the last week. why did he not move quicker? as if this is our problem. and it is not our problem. in the end of this has to be authentically egypt's creation. this history has to be written by egyptian hands. if it is not, if we are seen as pushing the process, it will be illegitimate. i think that reticence on the part of washington, although some people would like to see as agitating full time for human-rights, is the right course. >> does it disappoint you at
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Feb 13, 2011 9:00am EST
washington to president obama. i will be joined by an african- american broadcaster, my friend, george wilson. we will be right back. >> "white house chronicle is produced in collaboration with howard university television. now, your program host, national and syndicated columnist, llewellyn king, and co-host, linda gasparello. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hello again. thank you for coming along. i would like to remind you this program is made possible by the arizona public service and its holding co., pinnacle west, and it's interesting chief executive. i promised you a special guest. here he is. george wilson, as i mentioned. ken, you have written a book called "family of freedom -- presidents and african-americans in the white house." you have been the white house correspondent of u.s. news and world report. that magazine has changed more than you have in 29 years. we all have. you have been broadcasting on sirius xm radio for several years now, george, and before that for a long time. >> also american urban radio networks. about 30 years on capitol
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Feb 22, 2011 12:00pm EST
of tripoli. the obama administration has condemned the government's use of lethal force. earlier today, the deputy ambassador of libya's mission to the united nations renounced colonel qaddafi calling on them to step down and leave the country. joining me now are professor dirk vandewalle of dartmouth college and barbara plett of the british broadcasting corporation. professor, let me go to you first, tell me where you think things are at 5:00 p.m. on monday. >> i think at this point we are at kind of a crucial phase. it seems the demonstrations have started to take place in tripoli and tripoli in many ways is in a sense the big prize. green square in tripoli is really the symbol of qaddafi's revolution. it's where he holds his annual parades. it's where three days ago he still walked around to prove thaefs still in charge. and my hunch is that if indeed these demonstrations continue, particularly around green square but extend beyond tripoli as well and that the kind of fighting we've seen continues, that this may very well be the crucial 48 hours ahead of us that will decide whether
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Feb 25, 2011 7:00pm EST
to a screeching halt. >> woodruff: in washington today, president obama sat down with a number of democratic governors, who later commented on the government versus union battles across the nation. >> whatever wisconsin or these other states can do to get back into the game of creating jobs instead of fighting or belittling their public employees i think is a good step. >> woodruff: the governors will remain in washington through the weekend. and joining us now to discuss the current disputes over public employees and fiscal challenges sweeping the states, republican governor mitch daniels of indiana and democratic governor brian schweitzer of montana. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. and i just want to point out the sling, governor daniels, is not because he's been in a tussle with democrats, you had shoulder surgery recently. >> it's a sympathy ploy, i thought you might take it easy on me. >> woodruff: governor, let me begin with you on this showdown in wisconsin and your state of indiana. you've been very critical of public workers, you use the term privileged elite. you've sa
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Feb 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
of the things that's made this so fascinating is that while president obama has faced foreign policy changes before, afghanistan, north korea, this is the first one that is coming at this whitehouse in real time. where they're having to adjust their rhetoric and positions to events they really can't control. they're missing a whole lot of leverage. what i find most fascinating in my most recent conversations with whitehouse officials who are dealing with this, is that they now recognize that the american aid to egypt which is $1.5 a year isn't much leverage. much is in military equipment and most of the jobs back here. their real leverage at this point is the fact that the protesters still keep coming out in the street including today at the beginning of the rolling strikes around the country. and so now the obama administration finds itself in the odd position that in order to get to that stability that they cherish and to get to the elections that they need to have and the constitutional reforms, they really need the protesters to stay out on the street. they need to foment a good deal of
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Feb 20, 2011 9:00am EST
obama is threatening a veto. the house will not be able to do it. >> we have to always remind people that money bills originate in the house, and that gives them an enormous amount of power in this situation. >> but it has been an interesting contribution to the civic debate, i think, to see people but to eliminate -- to see people vote to eliminate earmarks. i am watching the devil in california. there is a number of individual -- i am watching what is happening in california. the california delegation is going along with these bills been killed because they are saying we're going to have to cut spending, so we will have to sever our own loss of federal funds like everybody else. >> darren, what is this doing to the larger picture? is this going to help or will it put us into another recession? >> first, i think all these people must have brought their dogs to washington. they feel like they have their friends and do not need to make friends here. in some ways, it is refreshing that the want to stir things up. but it is also a little dangerous. we do not care if you stick around, so
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Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
, and our relationship with him. so i think, you know, we're walking... i think the obama administration has it correct here. i think they understand from the get-go they've understood exactly what our goals are. wu we also have other interests. we need to be sensitive to them. egypt was a critical player in the peace process of the middle east. we don't want a catastrophic failure of prevention on the gaza strip and on the border with egypt. we don't want radical movement of one kind or another to fill any vacuum. we don't want to send a message to friends that we don't understand those kinds of sensitivities. so i think the key here has been to make clear that we understand and are sympathetic to and supportive of the aspirations of the people of egypt, that we know there's a need for change. but to make it responsible change. change that can be affected with accountability and transparency and ultimately hopefully with an outcome that permits the aspirations the people are expressing in the street to actually be fulfilled, to be worked on, to be advanced. that's the key here. and it's a t
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Feb 10, 2011 11:40pm EST
: what's interesting to me, too, is it seems to me this administration in washington, president obama, clearly with the talents he has should be able to explain... >> this is obama's story! >> rose:... that we're on the side of history here and that our commitment is to egypt. we're not abandoning a person, we are supporting a country. >> and, by the way, the people here have made that choice. and i feel they've rendered that judgment. >> rose: what about israel? you were there. how do they see this and you have written that prime minister netanyahu needs to have a moment in which he gets on the right side of this? what does netanyahu do? >> well, first of all, i have a lot of sympathy and understanding for the israeli's view of strategic situation. they've had peace with egypt for 30 years, they abided by the treaty. >> rose: it's been the cornerstone of their policy. >> i think the challenge for israel is going to be the fact that it won't... it will no longer be able to have piece with one man. it will have to be with 80 million people. now i think the implications of that, what th
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Feb 14, 2011 7:00pm EST
obama submitted a $3.7 trillion budget for fiscal year 2012. it shrinks some government programs while increasing spending on others. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we talk to white house budget director jack lew and ohio republican senator rob portman about cuts, taxes, and the political battles ahead. >> ifill: then, margaret warner, just back from cairo, helps us look at the role social media and mainstream media played in the egypt uprising. >> brown: and we report on a battle that pits human champions against a machine. our science correspondent took the challenge. >> i'm miles o'brien. i just played jeopardy against a very smart computer. it was great for the computer. i'll tell you about artificial intelligence and the pursuit of language understanding. for machines. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific
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Feb 15, 2011 11:00pm EST
. >> rose: david brooks looks at president obama, a protest leader looks at the military, and dick cavett looks at dick cavett when we continue. kids to have more exposure to the arts. kids funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin tonight with president obama, earlier today he gave his first news conference of the year. he began by defending his budget proposal for 2012. >> what i think is important to do is not discount the tough choices that are required just to stabilize the situations. it doesn't solve it, but it stabilizes it. and if we can get that done that starts introducing this concept of us being able to, in a serious way, cooperate to me
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